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15. August 2018

New observations confirm theory connecting gamma ray bursts with neutron star merger

A major international research collaboration with researchers from the DNRF Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) and from the former DNRF Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK) has confirmed the theory of a connection between colliding neutron stars and short gamma ray bursts. The results were recently published in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy. New research published in the […]

25. July 2018

Oscillating “ghost particles” caught at the South Pole help solve an astrophysical riddle

DNRF Niels Bohr Professor Subir Sarkar and Professor Jason Koskinen are part of a global collaboration that, with the help of the neutrino observatory IceCube, have discovered for the first time the connection between the emission of neutrinos and radiation from active galaxies called blazars. Far beneath the surface of the ice at the South […]

19. July 2018

News from MIB: Ph.D. defense focuses on interplay between hearing and sight

Former Ph.D. student Cecilie Møller, from the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) and the Psykologisk Institut at Aarhus University, can now call herself a post-doc after the defense of her dissertation on the interplay between hearing and sight. The world is a multimodal place and different simultaneously active sensory systems contribute to our […]

17. July 2018

Bo Brummerstedt will be in charge of the first Danish ESS research environment

The head of the DNRF’s Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC), Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, will be in charge of the first Danish ESS research environment at Aarhus University. The group will study future materials. Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, who is the head of the DNRF research center CMC, has been appointed to lead the first Danish […]

12. July 2018

Ancient pygmy genes traced in Southeast Asia’s genetic landscape

The head of the DNRF Center for GeoGenetics, Eske Willerslev, is leading an international research team that has mapped genetic immigration in Southeast Asia. The study, which has been published in the scientific journal Science, shows that the reason behind the diversity of the area is more complex than previously thought. The genetic and cultural […]

10. July 2018

SAC helps NASA set the clock on recently launched TESS telescope

Researchers from the Stellar Astrophysics Center (SAC) at Aarhus University will be helping NASA set the clock on the space telescope TESS, which was launched in April. In the wake of the launch, the international space conference TASC4/KASCII will be held at Aarhus University this week. A research group at the DNRF’s Stellar Astrophysics Center […]

10. July 2018

David Lando selected as chair for the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Professor David Lando, who is the head of the Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) at Copenhagen Business School and has been serving as acting chairman of the board of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, has been selected by Brian Mikkelsen as the new chairman of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. The head of the Center […]

9. July 2018

Head of Center Eske Willerslev and Professor Thomas Werge have been granted DKK 60 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to study the evolution of brain diseases

The head of the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics Eske Willerslev and Professor Thomas Werge have received DKK 60 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to fund a new research center that will aim to map the evolution of brain diseases. Some of the work at the new center will build on the outstanding research led by […]

28. June 2018

Mars meteorite Black Beauty expands time frame for potential life on the Red Planet

Head of center Martin Bizzarro and Ph.D. student Laura C. Bouvier, from the Center for Star and Planet Formation (STARPLAN), are in charge of an international research team that has dated an early stage of crust formation on Mars with the help of a rare meteorite. Professor Martin Bizzarro and Ph.D. student Laura C. Bouvier, […]

28. June 2018

New research from CARD published in Nature: Effective cancer medicine works opposite to the way previously believed

Researchers from the DNRF’s Center for Autophagy, Recycling and Disease (CARD), at the Danish Cancer Society’s Center for Cancer Research, offer new explanation of the effect of cancer medicine and the fundamental processes during cell division. Professor and unit leader Jiri Bartek and senior researcher Apolinar Maya-Mendoza, from the DNRF’s Center for Autophagy, Recycling and […]



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